Peak Response of a Nonlinear Beam

This paper proposes a model for estimating peak dynamic response distribution of a nonlinear beam, based on a special class of non-Gaussian stochastic processes. It is shown that the stochastic response of a cantilever beam with geometrically nonlinear behavior can be accurately calibrated with translation processes. Different models to describe the significant bimodal features in the marginal probability density functions of the response time histories are proposed. Lastly, 2 of these models are used to estimate the response peak value distributions and the results are compared. This comparison demonstrates the effects of inaccurate models for the parent response processes on the peaks estimation.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from ASCE
  • Authors:
    • Gioffre, Massimiliano
    • Gusella, Vittorio
  • Publication Date: 2007-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01076343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:15PM